Logan elected American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Bruce Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and the Stan and Flora Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the group announced on Nov. 29.

Fellows are AAAS members who are recognized for significant contributions in research, teaching; service to professional societies; administration in academe, industry and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Logan is being recognized by AAAS for his contributions to environmental engineering and his pioneering research in microbial fuel cells and related electrochemical technologies for achieving an energy sustainable water infrastructure.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Logan has been on the Penn State faculty since 1997. He serves as director of the Penn State Hydrogen Energy Center, and the Engineering Energy and Environmental Institute.

He is a fellow of the Water Environmental Federation and International Water Association, and a former Fulbright Scholar and Leverhulme Fellow.

In 2009, Logan received the Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize, one of the most prestigious water prizes in the world, for his research in water science and technologies. He was one of eight inaugural recipients of the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award in 2005. Logan's other awards include the inaugural Association of Environmental Engineering Professors' Malcolm Pirnie Frontiers of Research Awards and the 2004 Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Environment Research Foundation Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research.

He is a visiting professor at Tsinghua University and Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. Logan is the International Francqui Chair at Ghent University in Belgium.

He is a Global Research Partner with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia and one of 12 founding KAUST Investigators.

Logan earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and master's in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He earned his doctorate in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Last Updated January 09, 2015